I Learned About The Power Of Love, and Friendship From Sailor Moon
By Aris Iris
She fights evil by moonlight and wins love by daylight, she is the one named Sailor Moon! Growing up Sailor Moon (Usagi Tsukino) was my hero. if you watched the original english dub, she has to fight the forces of evil with the power given to her by a mysterious talking cat named Luna. Of course, she had the help of her crew, the Sailor Scouts. The scouts represent the planets of our solar system, and harness the power of those planets. Then there is mysterious, yet handsome hero, Tuxedo Mask. He is Sailor Moon’s love interest.
If you need any reason why you need to get into Sailor Moon and the Sailor Scouts, let me give you three reasons why you should watch the show, read the manga, and do whatever you need to do to get on board with the show:
Reason 1) In the late 90’s and early 00’s there weren’t many stand alone female character shows on TV, so when Sailor Moon showed up it made a huge impact on my life. Showed me that girls are capable of saving the world, just like any boy/man can.
Reason 2) Showed how young girls can work together in a cohesive group. Sailor Mercury is super smart, Sailor Jupiter is athletic, Sailor Venus is preppy, Sailor Mars is tough, and Sailor Moon is quirky, yet powerful. Each girl brought a different quality and skill to the table, and despite all of those differences, they really made things work. It also showed that its okay to have friends of all kinds.
Reason 3) You can be beautiful, and still kick butt. Sailor Moon and the Sailor Scouts’ outfits all are so beautiful. They are dressed to the nines’ to fight the forces of darkness. But that their beauty wasn’t a central theme. Yes, they are beautiful, but that didn’t get in the way of their work. As a young girl seeing that taught that just because you are a cute girl doesn’t mean you can’t save the world.
Listen, Sailor Moon isn’t for everyone, but it’s my kind of show. Young girls women will learn about the power of love, friendship and cooperation from watching the show. There is really something for everyone with Sailor Moon. Trust me!